pastille

noun pas·tille \ pa-ˈstēl \
variants: or less commonly pastil play \ˈpa-stᵊl\
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of pastille

1 : a small mass of aromatic paste for fumigating or scenting the air of a room
2 : lozenge 3

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Origin and Etymology of pastille

French pastille, from Latin pastillus small loaf, lozenge; akin to Latin panis bread — more at food


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pastille

noun pas·tille \ pas-ˈtē(ə)l \
variants: also pastil play \ˈpas-tᵊl\

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